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Danny Garcia knocks out Brandon Rios in Round 9

Garcia timed a perfect right hand which abruptly ended a pretty good fight.

Boxing: Garcia vs Rios Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Danny Garcia found himself in a tougher fight than he probably expected, but was able to close the show in the 9th round when he timed a right hand counter that crumbled a game Brandon Rios.

Rios showed flashes of being the all-action fighter he used to be, but you could also tell he was a little bit worn and a little bit slow. Even still, Rios got right in Garcia's chest as he chased him around the ring, throwing a lot of short shots on the inside.

Garcia, however, was able to use lateral movement to keep away from the brunt of Rios' offense while picking his shots, which mostly consisted of a lot of right hand leads and counters. Ultimately it was this right hand guillotine that ended the fight.

Rios collapsed into a dead heap, and even though he managed to get to his feet, he was clearly not in good shape to continue and the referee rightfully waved it off.

Shawn Porter crashed the ring during the post-fight interview to challenge Garcia to a fight, which erupted into a fracas that seemed to piss off announcer Jim Gray, who ordered Porter out of the ring so he could do his interviews. All in all, a pretty eventful Saturday.

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